New Dist. 40 Senator is sworn into office as new session begins
LINCOLN — Tim Gragert has a pretty good view of the world from his new 11th floor office high above the state capital building.
Gragert, Creighton, was one of 13 new Senators officially sworn into office by Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican during a special ceremony on the Legislative floor Wednesday.
He moved late last week into the office he will call home for the rest of the 90-day session.
All Senators are typically given first floor offices so constituents have easy access to them, but a major remodeling project connected with the installation of a new HVAC system for the capital, has forced Gragert and five other freshmen senators to cram into this 11th floor storage area turned common space surrounded by their private offices. Most of the seven other new Senators had to take over similar offices on the 12th floor.
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